Clinics, Field Placements & Pro Bono
The development of legal skills and ethical values is central to your legal education.
While providing quality legal representation to clients, you have the opportunity to develop technical lawyering skills as well as to grapple with the ethical issues that present themselves daily in the practice of law. This experience is a prime way for you to put into action the knowledge you have gained during your classroom experience.
A UMass Law in-house clinic: students represent area small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Housed in the Bristol County District Attorney's Office: offers experience in the legal work of a prosecutor.
The program encompasses a variety of placements, including judicial internships, government placements, and private practice.
The Human Rights at Home Clinic focuses on securing fundamental human rights for individuals with limited means within the United States.
A UMass Law in-house clinic: cases encompass immigration issues such as deportation defense, family reunification, and political asylum.
Clients include low-income litigants in the Tribal Court, located in Mashpee, MA, as well as tribal members seeking legal assistance.
The Pro Bono Requirement seeks to develop students’ commitment to pro bono work: for the public good.
Justice Bridge is a post-graduate incubator for UMass Law graduates who want to learn how to develop rewarding law practices.